Barcelona star Lionel Messi provided a strong performance for Argentina on Tuesday night, but the four time Ballon d'Or winner was unable to steal all three points for his side in a
These are the kind of morons Messi has to deal with Argentina. pic.twitter.com/5ruRNzy6J8— Sid (@OfficialS2G) September 6, 2017
In the first of a few examples as to why Messi is in a league of his own in the Argentina squad, Messi is seen here providing a deadly accurate through-ball only to be immediately let down by his teammate's horrible ball control.
Here, Messi drops deep to get the ball and after humiliating a couple of Venezuelan defenders breaks free and offloads the ball quickly to a teammate, only for the teammate to pass it straight back to an opposition player.
Messi surrounded by 5 players pic.twitter.com/U4wP4QH5Cw— Rich vdH (@rich_vdh_1899) September 6, 2017
Finally, here's Messi surrounded by five Venezuelan defenders and still managing to get a shot away. The Argentinian super star pulls the shot well wide but he's probably wiser to take the chance himself than entrust it to one of his teammates.